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Date: 05/15/19 21:11
horseshoe curve 1977
Author: steamboat

sorry everyone for poor picture but better then no pictures  1st picture pig train going up ,2ed helpers going down 3ed 12 rebuilt buggy's going up.  my daughter and i spent 24 hours at the curve  around 75 trains went by  we head sleeping bags, for the night ,, it   got real cold at night even with the bags  so i might have missed some trains if i feel asleep.. i think it was in July .



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Date: 05/15/19 21:15
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: steamboat




Date: 05/15/19 21:21
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: steamboat

all 3  pictures is the national limited going down



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Date: 05/15/19 21:25
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: steamboat

2ed pass train coming down with helper on head end, might be the Broadway . it head 2 Conrail business cars on rear



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Date: 05/15/19 21:32
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: steamboat

pass train going down



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Date: 05/15/19 21:53
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: krm152

Thanks for posting the interesting photo series.
I really enjoyed it.
ALLEM



Date: 05/16/19 12:44
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: retcsxcfm

Any picture is better than no picture.

Uncle Joe



Date: 05/16/19 13:47
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: tq-07fan

You are so right about the Curve getting really cold at night! My dad and stopped there in the early evening in July 1989. It was still OK warm in the parking lot so we went up with just T-shirts and possibly even shorts. We kept on watching and as it got dark it started getting cold. Another family and several other fans decided to tough it out to see the Westbound Broadway Limited come by, which was scheduled after nine. An Eastbound freight was approaching the curve when we saw the flashing strobe lights of the Broadway. Another kid and I ran to the east side of the park to see and wave at the Broadway just in time before the stupid freight blocked it completely from view. At least the engineer blew the horn. Everyone was bummed out that we had all froze our arses off as a group just to see the Broadway Limited, only have the freight block the view. That was our only visit to Horseshoe Curve.

Jim



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Date: 05/16/19 14:27
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: steamboat

thats was a great story jim



Date: 05/16/19 17:21
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: rrpreservation

Thanks for sharing your photos!!!



Date: 05/16/19 18:30
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: RuleG

I always thought that the eastbound Broadway Limited rounded the Horseshoe Curve before the National Limited.  Therefore, I assumed that the Broadway shown in your photo was running very late (a common occurance during the Penn Central and early Conrail eras).  However Amtrak's National Timetable dated June 1977 shows the eastbound National Limited arriving Altoona at 7:27 am and the Broadway Limited arriving at 9:44 am.



Date: 05/16/19 23:04
Re: horseshoe curve 1977
Author: Ritzville

Thanks for the look a the curve back in interesting times!

Larry



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